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Sport Bowl Projections: Clemson Must Be Careful in a Down ACC

00:55  02 october  2019
00:55  02 october  2019 Source:   si.com

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Clemson dropped to No. 4 but likely will do no worse than third in the final College Football Playoff rankings if it wins out. Georgia Tech and Pitt both clinched bowl eligibility, while NC State moved to within one win. Two more spots could potentially be open for the ACC , though it appears unlikely the

3 down : Before Florida State recorded their fourth out of the game, the 'Noles had already committed four errors which cost them the game. Those four errors equated to six unearned runs scored by Clemson , and with a loss margin of five -- you can figure out the rest.

It may have taken an ugly two-point conversion call from Mack Brown to keep Clemson undefeated on Saturday, but the defending champions remain among the FBS’s 18 unbeaten teams entering Week 6. Yet despite standing at 5–0, the Tigers’ win brought to boil a fair philosophical argument. How much does the preseason Top 25 anchor the week-to-week polls? Clemson’s offense sputtered for much of Saturday, and its offensive effort against Texas A&M in Week 2 was a marked notch below Trevor Lawrence and Co.’s 2018 output. Oklahoma, LSU and Ohio State are rolling through Week 5, as is No. 3 Georgia. Is Clemson’s current No. 2 spot due solely to past performance?

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  Bowl Projections: Clemson Must Be Careful in a Down ACC © Grant Halverson/Getty Images

We’ll keep the Tigers in our College Football Playoff for now, but the quandary illustrates the state of college football in 2019. A one-loss conference champ is no guarantee for the Playoff, and Clemson’s tightrope remains as thin as ever. There are no shortage of teams to take the Tigers’ place if an ACC team can pull off the upset.

So who will slide into the Playoff, and who will settle for a spot outside the top four? Sports Illustrated’s latest slate of bowl projections are below.

Dec. 20

Bahamas Bowl, Nassau (2 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Conference USA vs. MAC

Marshall vs. Kent State

Frisco Bowl (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

American vs. Sun Belt

Memphis vs. Louisiana Lafayette

Dec. 21

Celebration Bowl, Atlanta (12 p.m. ET, ABC)

MEAC vs. SWAC

North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State

New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque (2 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Conference USA vs. MWC

UAB vs. Utah State

Cure Bowl, Orlando (2:30 p.m. ET, CBSSN)

American vs. Sun Belt

Tulane vs. Arkansas State

Boca Raton Bowl (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC)

MAC vs. American

Eastern Michigan vs. Temple

Camellia Bowl, Montgomery (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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Clemson is in a good spot at No. 2, while Louisville might need some help at No. 7. As for the bottom end of the ACC ’s bowl projections , there’s still a lot of mystery, too. Syracuse, Miami, Boston College and NC State all need two more wins, and all will probably need to pull an upset somewhere

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MAC vs. Sun Belt

Central Michigan vs. Louisiana Monroe

Las Vegas Bowl (7:30 p.m. ET, ABC)

Pac-12 vs. SEC or Big Ten or MWC

Cal vs. BYU

New Orleans Bowl (9 p.m. ET, ESPN)

C-USA vs. Sun Belt

Southern Miss vs. Coastal Carolina

Dec. 23

Gasparilla Bowl, Tampa (2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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Conference USA vs. ACC or American

Florida Atlantic vs. Cincinnati

Dec. 24

Hawai'i Bowl, Honolulu (8 p.m. ET, ESPN)

MWC or BYU vs. American

Hawaii vs. UCF

Dec. 26

Independence Bowl, Shreveport (4 p.m. ET, ESPN)

SEC vs. ACC or Notre Dame

Arkansas vs. Pitt

Quick Lane Bowl, Detroit (8 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Big Ten vs. ACC or Notre Dame

Maryland vs. Florida State

Dec. 27

Military Bowl, Annapolis (12 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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American vs. ACC or Notre Dame

Navy vs. Virginia Tech

Pinstripe Bowl, Bronx (3:20 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Big Ten vs. ACC or Notre Dame

Minnesota vs. Syracuse

Texas Bowl, Houston (6:45 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Big 12 vs. SEC

TCU vs. Missouri

Holiday Bowl, San Diego (8 p.m. ET, FS1)

Big Ten vs. Pac-12

Michigan vs. Utah

Cheez-It Bowl, Phoenix (10:15 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

USC vs. Iowa State

Dec. 28

Camping World Bowl, Orlando (12 p.m. ET, ABC)

Big 12 vs. ACC or Notre Dame

Batylor vs. Virginia

Dec. 30

First Responder Bowl, Dallas (12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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Big 12 vs. Conference USA

West Virginia vs. Louisiana Tech

Music City Bowl, Nashville (4 p.m. ET, ESPN)

SEC vs. ACC or Big Ten or Notre Dame

Mississippi State vs. Boston College

Redbox Bowl, Santa Clara (4 p.m. ET, FOX)

Big Ten vs. Pac-12

Nebraska vs. Arizona State

Dec. 31

Belk Bowl, Charlotte (12 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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Washington is in line for the fourth spot in the College Football Playoff bowl projections after the end of the regular season. Penn State falls just short. The easiest decision for the 12 members will be Alabama at No. 1. Ohio State and Clemson looks set at No. 2 and No. 3 with their seeding immaterial.

SEC vs. ACC

Kentucky vs. North Carolina

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, El Paso (2 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Pac-12 vs. ACC or Notre Dame

Colorado vs. Duke

Liberty Bowl, Memphis (3:45 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Big 12 vs. SEC

Kansas State vs. South Carolina

Arizona Bowl, Tucson (4:30 p.m. ET, CBSSN)

MWC vs. Sun Belt

Air Force vs. Appalachian State

Alamo Bowl, San Antonio (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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Projecting the bowl teams in the ACC , which got a lot tougher with the several injuries suffered by conference teams this past weekend. Week 1 is in the books, and now it’s time for our first bowl projections of the new season. Before we get to that, however, a few bits of housekeeping

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Oklahoma State vs. Washington

Jan. 1

Citrus Bowl, Orlando (1 p.m. ET, ABC)

Big Ten vs. SEC

Penn State vs. Auburn

Outback Bowl, Tampa (1 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Big Ten vs. SEC

Iowa vs. Florida

Jan. 2

Birmingham Bowl (3 p.m. ET, ESPN)

SEC vs. American

Ole Miss vs. SMU

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, Jacksonville (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)

SEC vs. ACC or Big Ten or Notre Dame

Texas A&M vs. Michigan State

Jan. 3

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise (3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

MAC vs. MWC

Western Michigan vs. Wyoming

Jan 4

Armed Forces Bowl, Fort Worth (11:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

MWC vs. Big Ten

Army vs. Indiana

Jan. 6

Mobile Alabama Bowl (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

MAC vs. Sun Belt

Toledo vs. Troy

New Year's Six Bowls

Cotton Bowl Classic, Arlington (Dec. 28, noon, ESPN)

At-large vs. At-large

Texas vs. Boise State

Orange Bowl, Miami Gardens (Dec. 30, 8 p.m., ESPN)

ACC vs. Big Ten, SEC or Notre Dame

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame

Rose Bowl Game, Pasadena (Jan. 1, 5 p.m., ESPN)

Big Ten vs. Pac-12

Wisconsin vs. Oregon

Sugar Bowl, New Orleans (Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m., ESPN)

SEC vs. Big 12

Oklahoma vs. Georgia

Fiesta Bowl, Glendale (Dec. 28, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN)

CFP semifinalist vs. CFP semifinalist

Clemson vs. LSU

Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl, Atlanta (Dec. 28, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN)

CFP semifinalist vs. CFP semifinalist

Alabama vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff National Championship, New Orleans (Jan. 13, 8 p.m., ESPN)

CFP semifinal winner vs. CFP semifinal winner

College football Week 8 bowl projections: Baylor surges into New Year's Day 6 .
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